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Anyone rig A Bigger Drill To An Ion

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I really like this thing but I do wish the hole was a little bigger. Anybody try it yet? I know the people at Eskimo watch this site and I'm sure they are cringing right now but I think it has the power to have a little extra size. Even a true 8 would be a plus.

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I think a 9" or possibly a 10" lazer would be a good start. I would be reluctant to put a 10" chipper on it. I would like to see a 10" or so next year. I've emailed and asked about a bigger auger size for next year and one email said they don't know what the R&D has planned and one email to Tony never got answered. I'm hoping they just don't want to let the cat out of the bag just yet.

I love this auger but I would love It much more if I could get a 9" or 10" auger bit for it. The 7.5" is fine for fishing in the portable but for the wheel house I like a 10".

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I'd be careful about putting a blade on that will require more torque from the motor.

Specifically creating more heat from the load and no telling whats going to happen when the ice reaches 30"+. Having said that, an 8" Nils on the Gator is good match and would think just as good on the Ion. Less torque to make an 8" hole, great drill rate, and I'd expect the battery to last longer too.

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to get a match on the shaft diameter you can use strikemaster hand auger drills but that's only going to get you to a true 8" and then you loose the ability to reopene holes. The power augers have a bigger diameter shaft that would need a bushing to make fit (aluminum pipe) and then for the fun part you would have to drill the hole on the ION shaft bigger so it would fit the bigger allen head bolt diameter that strikemaster uses. Not hard to do but try getting warranty work done once they see a bigger hole drilled into the shaft!

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